Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Don’t apologize for your characters or try to hide or downplay the kind of people they are. Write characters and story events without hesitation.
Rather than try to spell an accent, use other options for letting readers know that a character has an accent.
The story problem and the story question are vital components of any fiction. A discussion of the importance of the story question for readers.
A blog reader asks specific questions about deep POV.
Part 2 of a discussion about using deep POV to bring readers closer to action and characters. Tips and techniques for using deep POV effectively.
Understanding narrative distance to understand how to use deep POV.
Rather than use common verbs, use specific verbs that fit your story, your characters, and each scene. Direct events and emotion through the choice of specific rather than general verbs.
Rather than rely on your go-to fixes, learn other ways to rewrite and edit words, sentences, paragraphs, and scenes.
How can you make plot less episodic? A reader’s question.
Pile on frustrations for your characters; see what they’re made of. Give characters reasons to act up and act out.